Who Can Afford Romance?

(Julie and McCormick are talking about their visit to a fertility clinic, which they made just after getting engaged…)

In the waiting room, Muslim and Orthodox women stare straight ahead. In a little room with drawn blinds there’s a slick easy chair and a crinkly pee-pee pad. He remembers the porn he watched.

She feels guilty dragging him there, but she’d assumed long odds. She has to have the facts.

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The results are slow swimmers, tired tubes. Dr. Serlek might have injected the hormones right then if they’d written a check.

Walking back on a hilly east-side street, McCormick says, “Let’s see what Nature does before jumping into that.”

Julie is two steps ahead saying something he doesn’t hear.

 

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